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Built with 600 Watt RF modules capable of 150% modulation, the X-500B and X-1000B can bring that major market sound to your radio station. Engineered with the latest technological innovations, they offers high reliability, built-in redundancy and are HD Radio® ready.

Best of all, our customers tell us that these workhorses pay for themselves with savings in electricity and maintenance costs over an older transmitter. As a bonus they get exceptional reliability and that major market sound for free.

Additional information

Weight 52 kg
Dimensions 76.2 × 63.5 × 48.3 cm
features

+90% RF PA efficiency
Optimized multiphase modulator (flat group delay, low source impedance)
Capable of +150% positive modulation
Hot pluggable modules (X1000B)
Designed to easily accept the new digital IBOC signal
Three preset power levels and full remote control capability
Fully redundant RF, modulator, cooling system and power supplies

Color

Black

specification

Electrical Specifications

Power Output

X-1000B
1KW (rated), 1, 200 (capable).

X-500B
500 Watt Rated, 600 (capable).

 
Continuously adjustable

 
Three power level presets

Frequency Range
530kHz to 1700kHz

Output Impedance
50 ohms unbalanced, Type PL259

Modulator Type
Pulse Duration Modulation (PDM)

Audio Frequency Response
+\- 0.5db, 30-10, 000Hz

Square Wave Overshoot
2% at 400 Hz

Square Wave Tilt
3% or less at 40Hz

Audio Harmonic Distortion
Better than 1%(THD) at 95% modulation 30-10, 000Hz (reduced antenna bandwidth may degrade specifications)

Audio Intermod
% or less at 1KW 60/7000Hz 4:1ratio SMPTE Standards Distortion at 85% modulation

Modulation Capability
150%(rated) 165% (capable)

Carrier Shift
Not to exceed 1%

RF Harmonics
73d B or more below 1KW

Spurious Outputs:
73 dB below 1KW

Noise and Hum
60db or more below 100% modulation at 1KW

Frequency Stability
+\-5 ppm

Audio Input
600 ohms active balanced +10dBm nominal

Power Input:
190-260 VAC, single phase

Power Consumption: X-1000B
1400 Watts at 1KW 0% modulation

 
1750 Watts at 1KW, 100% continuous sine wave modulation

                                       X-500B
600 Watts at 500W 0% Modulation

 
900 Watts at 500W 100% continuous sine wave modulation

Remote control/monitor
DB25 Connector

Mechanical and Environmental Specifications

Ambient Temperature
-10°C to 50°C

Humidity Range
95% max, non-condensing

Altitude
8, 000 feet

Size
12.25" high x 19" wide x 20" deep

Weight
X-1000B 132lbs // X-500B 98lbs

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  • +90% RF PA efficiency
  • Optimized multiphase modulator (flat group delay, low source impedance)
  • Capable of +150% positive modulation
  • Hot pluggable modules (X1000B)
  • Designed to easily accept the new digital IBOC signal
  • Three preset power levels and full remote control capability
  • Fully redundant RF, modulator, cooling system and power supplies

Brand

Armstrong

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Electrical Specifications

  • Power Output
  • X-1000B:1KW (rated), 1,200 (capable).
  • X-500B:500 Watt Rated, 600 (capable).
  • Continuously adjustable
  • Three power level presets
  • Frequency Range:530kHz to 1700kHz
  • Output Impedance:50 ohms unbalanced, Type PL259
  • Modulator Type:Pulse Duration Modulation (PDM)
  • Audio Frequency Response:+- 0.5db, 30-10,000Hz
  • Square Wave Overshoot:2% at 400 Hz
  • Square Wave Tilt:3% or less at 40Hz
  • Audio Harmonic Distortion:Better than 1%(THD) at 95% modulation 30-10,000Hz (reduced antenna bandwidth may degrade specifications)
  • Audio Intermod:1% or less at 1KW 60/7000Hz 4:1ratio SMPTE Standards Distortion at 85% modulation
  • Modulation Capability:150%(rated) 165% (capable)
  • Carrier Shift:Not to exceed 1%
  • RF Harmonics:73d B or more below 1KW
  • Spurious Outputs:73 dB below 1KW
  • Noise and Hum:60db or more below 100% modulation at 1KW
  • Frequency Stability:+-5 ppm
  • Audio Input:600 ohms active balanced +10dBm nominal
  • Power Input:190-260 VAC, single phase
  • Power Consumption
  • X-1000B:1400 Watts at 1KW 0% modulation
  • 1750 Watts at 1KW, 100% continuous sine wave modulation
  • X-500B:600 Watts at 500W 0% Modulation
  • 900 Watts at 500W 100% continuous sine wave modulation
  • Remote control/monitor:DB25 Connector

Mechanical and Environmental Specifications

  • Ambient Temperature:-10°C to 50°C
  • Humidity Range:95% max, non-condensing
  • Altitude:8,000 feet
  • Size:12.25″ high x 19″ wide x 20″ deep
  • Weight:X-1000B 132 lbs // X-500B 98lbs
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